Author Archives: Jay

GWT wiring via Spring…

I have a more detailed post in the works, but until then, let’s just say using Spring to wire your GWT components is ridiculously easy. I ran into some issues, but thanks to a post from pgt, I was able … Continue reading

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Spring Security in Google App Engine…

When delving into the Google App Engine (GAE) world, aside from NOSQL (Not Only SQL), there are a number of other unfamiliar paradigms you’ll encounter. If you’re used to a number of technologies, such as Spring, Hibernate, Sitemesh, you may … Continue reading

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Google IO – Architecting GWT Apps talk

Ray Ryan has another talk on creating great GWT apps. This time his primary focus was on creating “production” ready applications. A number of things are required to do this. Things like Built-in logging support for GWT, and User Actions … Continue reading

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One of the few things I value over all other things is understanding. I don’t feel I’m gained much since the age of 28. I’m no where near where I think I should be. I hit the 30 mark a … Continue reading

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Google IO – Best Practices for GWT talk

Awesome talk, great slides! If you aren’t already impressed by GWT (aka Swing for the all browsers 😉) , this talk should bring you over. This gave a number of new ideas. One of them is obviously the MVP pattern. … Continue reading

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Ijeoma Jr, welcome to the world…

My eldest brother, Ijeoma and his lovely wife, Gbemi, brought this little guy into the world just last week. Thanks be to God!

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nuthin but a hero…

This guy, Tabi Bonney, is always coming up with creative video concepts to accompany his quality music. Hailing from DC, his music always has elements of the area and his African heritage. Truly talented. This video’s based on a hero … Continue reading

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Caching for the DaoAuthenticationProvider – don’t do it

It’s extremely hard to remember that everything is not a nail. Whenever I’m using Hibernate Core and/or Hibernate Search, I plan on caching frequently used entities, in order to remove unnecessary load on the data-store(s). Pretty standard performance move. I … Continue reading

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snipping tool in window 7…

OK, so Windows 7 has this awesome screen capture tool that appears on the menu just after you do your first screen capture (Alt + PrtScn)… It’s called Snipping Tool. Considering the fact that it’s free, I was pretty surprised … Continue reading

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Hawthorne Neighborhood Revitalization…

As usual, Habitat for Humanity (H4H) is stepping it’s game up… The Hawthorne area of Minneapolis, like the rest of the country, has been hit hard by the housing crisis. In the video below, Sue Haigh and H4H find a … Continue reading

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